Success for the first construction site open day at Biasca: on Saturday, May 28, 2011, around 1,800 people visited the NRLA construction site at Biasca. The visitors obtained on-site information about installation of the railway systems in the world's longest railway tunnel.
Visitors from all over Switzerland as well as neighbouring countries had the opportunity to view the installations site for the railway systems for the first time. Around 600 people could also travel by train into the new Gotthard Base Tunnel to observe installation of the catenary.
Further attractions of the construction site open day, which was organised by AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. and Transtec Gotthard, included a tour of the surface installations site, various information stands, festive food and drink, and a miniature railway for children and adults. The people responsible were present to answer the questions of interested visitors about the state of work on the world's longest railway tunnel.
The strong interest of the general public in obtaining on-site first-hand information about progress on the Gotthard Base Tunnel continues undiminished.